Modern architecture comprises many different styles and designs, with no one set of defining standards. Visually and aesthetically pleasing, modern architecture places an emphasis on horizontal and vertical lines and 90-degree angles. From the Cayman Islands to the Republic of Malta, explore ultra-modern homes of the world.

$6,500,000 USD | Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands | Cayman Islands Sotheby’s International Realty

This ultra-contemporary beach house was designed by award-winning architects Nicolas Tye and local firm John Doak Architecture. With clean, modern lines and bold architectural angles, the home won the Governor’s Award 2015 for Design and Construction Excellence in the Cayman Islands. Ideal for indoor/outdoor entertaining, the 8,000-square-foot property features floor-to-ceiling glass walls and doors, glassed-in balconies off the bedrooms and three rooftop terraces with dramatic overhangs maximizing shade. Outside there is an L-shaped lap pool, garden and hammock adorned private beach.

$2,350,000 USD | Sisters, Oregon | Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty

A custom-built estate, this captivating modern home was designed by renowned architect James Cutler.  Known as “Famous Tree,” the property is situated on 41 acres and perched upon the edge of a 1,400-foot cliff. Famous Tree is a 2,300-square-foot home with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and 180-degree views of the Whychus Canyon, Broken Top mountain, Three Sisters mountain and Smith Rock State Park.

7.942.500€ EUR | Ibragg, Malta | Malta Sotheby’s International Realty

Ultra-modern in design, this unique home features floor-to-ceiling windows throughout offering tranquil views of the surrounding property and distant views of the sea. The property has an open floor plan, three bedrooms, balconies and a large entertaining deck.  Spanning 5,000 square-meters, the property also has an infinity pool.

$19,500,000 USD | Ridgefield, Connecticut | William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty

With indoor pools running through the residence and an additional outdoor pool at the rear of the property, this ultra-modern estate was designed by world-famous architect Rafael Viñoly. Situated on 16 acres of land, the home comprises three bedrooms, three full-bathrooms and four half-bathrooms. The master bedroom is located within the residence’s private tower and there is additionally a penthouse office, rooftop observation deck, lower level guest quarters and 360-degrees of the surrounding gardens.